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This framed quote from Lincoln first presidential address on March 9, 1832 states: “Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one, that I have no other so great, as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.”
Abraham Lincoln, civil war, US Presidents
History | Political History | United States History
M. T. Sheahan, Boston, "Lincoln's Ambition Photograph" (1832). Thomas Memorial Collection. 10.